KITPAS is a paint that can be used on large window panes or other smooth surfaces and easily wiped off with a wet cloth. KITPAS is characterized by its smooth application and high color saturation.
It can also be used like pigment and dissolved in water. The ingredients are carefully selected so that even small children can use the product safely, and because it uses wax derived from Japanese rice bran, it is safe and harmless in case a child accidentally puts it in his or her mouth.
KITPAS has a smooth texture and vivid colors, and can be dissolved in water to create watercolor-like paintings, making it suitable not only for small children, but also as a professional art medium for a wide range of uses. KITPAS encourages all generations to enjoy the "graffiti culture".
The KITPAS medium is available in 6, 12, 16, and 24 colors. 13 years after winning the ISOT Stationery Award in 2009, KITPAS Medium also won the Kids Design Award in 2022 and is highly regarded in Japan for its product quality and safety.
Our company was founded in 1937 in Ota-ku, Tokyo. Our first encounter with American calcium carbonate chalk led us to the development of our company as a chalk manufacturer. In 1960, the company welcomed two students with intellectual challenges as interns from a special needs schools and today, approximately 70% of all the employees working at our facilities in Kawasaki City and Bibai City, Hokkaido, are people with intellectual challenges, which is another unique characteristic of our company.
Currently, we are focusing on the production and sales of our flagship products - Dustless Chalk and KITPAS. KITPAS, in particular, has been popular overseas over the last 10 years, and our business partners and distribution channels have been expanding.
The company's core philosophy is "kind to people and kind to the planet," and we aim to build a society in which everyone is valued, needed, and able to work in a meaningful way. We also actively host company tours, give lectures, and respond to media interviews.
We are also committed to achieving the SDGs, and we promote workplaces where people with disabilities and able-bodied people can work together without discrimination.
The difficulties and secret stories behind the development of the product: We had a very challenging time creating the package. In order to make the package environmentally friendly, we explored the possibility of making it out of paper instead of using plastic.
However, because of the nature of the ingredients in KITPAS, there was a problem with oil staining the package, and after repeated tests, the package was designed so that the contents were visible. Many customers requested that we add a window on the package, so plastic was used for the window portion only. The package is also marked with dotted lines to make it easy to cut out.
The addition of 8 beautiful colors has broadened the scope and appeal of the product so that it can be used not only for children's drawings but also as an art medium.
Caution: When painting on glass windows, do a spot test over a small area to make sure it wipes off completely before painting on a larger surface. Quickly wash off any stains on curtains or clothes with detergent. Be careful not to get stains on wallpaper, in wood grains, or other areas that cannot be wiped off.
About KAWASAKI CITY STORE
KAWASAKI CITY STORE will send the curated collection of products from City of Kawasaki in Japan for everyone around the world We promise to support customers kindly, courteously and promptly based on O-mo-te-n-shi mind!
KAWASAKI CITY is located just west of Tokyo in Japan. As a part of Tokyo metropolitan area, the city has contributed Japanese industrialization and modernization.
Furthermore, KAWASAKI CIY is one of The 53 Stations of the Tokaido (Hiroshige Utagawa, 1832-1833) and is along the Tokaido road, the highway connecting Edo to Kyoto. Accordingly, we respect not only Japanese modern cultures but also Japanese traditional cultures. Through this store, overseas customers can purchase a variety of products made by Japanese specialists from glass artisans to sheet metal workers.
KAWASAKI CITY STORE is a one-year limited store from December 2022 and is operated by a joint venture between j-Grab Inc. and JTB Corporation, commissioned by City of Kawasaki. We also plan a pop-up shop for show rooming in Cambodia, Singapore and USA. Customers can check our products in the real world at the shop and place an order through this online store.
Customers can check our products in the real world at the shop and place an order through this online store.